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Self-Taught Rocket Scientist Cancels First Phase Of Flat Earth Space Program

Mike Hughes was not able to push through with his plan to launch himself 1,800 feet high in a rocket made in his garage. What made him cancel the supposed first phase of a flat-Earth space program?

Space November 27, 2017

Elon Musk Wants People To Travel City-To-City Using Rockets: Is This Even Possible?

SpaceX might use rockets as a viable city-to-city traveling vehicle. Elon Musk has proposed that its upcoming BFR rocket would double as a commercial rocket ship for New Yorkers who want to reach Shanghai in 30 minutes.

Space September 30, 2017

SpaceX's Second Falcon 9 Rocket Landing A Success: Blasts Into Space, Returns Within 48 Hours

SpaceX has successfully launched and landed a second Falcon 9 rocket just two days after a previous launch, which was also successful. SpaceX’s success in reusing rockets bodes significant things for aerospace engineering and space travel.

Space June 25, 2017

NASA Uses Pressure-Sensitive Paint To Measure Forces Affecting Space Rockets

NASA researchers used a special paint known as Unsteady PSP to measure the fluctuating pressure forces applied on accelerating space rockets. How does this high-tech paint work?

Space January 30, 2017

Russian Rocket Carrying Toxic Chemicals To Crash In Canada's Arctic Waters

A Russian Rocket is expected to crash in Canada’s Arctic waters this weekend. The rocket, which is carrying highly toxic chemicals, will be diving into a biodiversity hotspot - endangering animals such as whales, polar bears and seabirds.

Earth/Environment June 3, 2016

Vector Space Systems Launched By Pair Of SpaceX Founders

Microsatellites weighing under 100 pounds could soon be brought into orbit quickly and cheaply, thanks to a new aerospace company. What inspired two founders of SpaceX to develop their own rocket?

Space April 27, 2016

SpaceX Aborts Sunday Launch Of Falcon 9 Rocket

SpaceX cancelled the Sunday launch of a Falcon 9 rocket to bring a communications satellite into orbit. What is the importance of this space mission?

Space February 28, 2016

China’s Largest Rocket Long March 5 Concludes Testing, Ready For Launch In September

China made another progress toward launching its most technologically advanced rocket yet - the Long March 5. The LM 5 will be used in many ambitious space projects, starting with the construction of the China Space Station in 2018.

FUTURE TECH February 10, 2016

SpaceX Blames Ice Buildup For Falcon 9 Rocket Tipping Over During Barge Landing

SpaceX failed to land its Falcon 9 rocket smoothly back to Earth. Company founder Elon Musk blamed ice buildup for the rocket tipping over during the barge landing.

Space January 19, 2016

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 Rocket Declared Reusable

The Falcon 9 is the first known rocket to be considered reusable.

Space January 7, 2016

Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin Successfully Lands Used Rocket Back To Earth: What This Means To Space Industry

The New Shepard Rocket of Blue Origin was able to successfully land in one piece after space flight. Jeff Bezos, the man behind the historic event, thinks this means a lot of positive implications in the space industry.

Space November 25, 2015

SpaceX's Huge Falcon Heavy Rocket Finally Has A Launch Date

Elon Musk's SpaceX has finally set a launch date for the massive Falcon Heavy rocket. The launch should occur in spring 2016, taking place a few months before another launch that will bring 37 satellites into space.

FUTURE TECH September 12, 2015

Microwave-Powered Rockets Could Make Space Travel More Affordable

A new private company plans on ditching the expensive fuel systems used in most rockets and replacing them with a system powered by microwave energy - making spaceflight more affordable than ever.

Space July 20, 2015

NASA Launches Four Rockets into Aurora Borealis

NASA launched rockets from Alaska into the Northern Lights to study upper atmosphere turbulence. Vapor trails released by the rockets will help researchers photograph and visualize atmospheric movement.

Space January 27, 2015

Cape Canaveral Will Be Busiest Spaceport in 2015

NASA will see a busy year in 2015, with two dozen flights scheduled to take off from Cape Canaveral. What is driving this business, and what could this mean for the future?

Space January 14, 2015

ESA Hoping to Stay in Space Race with Ariane Rocket

The Ariane 6 could soon be Europe's newest hope to remain active in the space race, while facing new competition - from SpaceX.

Space December 1, 2014

DNA Surprises Scientists By Surviving Entry into Earth's Atmosphere

DNA shows its resilience, survives trip into space and a return through Earth's atmosphere on the exterior of a rocket. Researchers say the DNA was still genetically functional when recovered.

November 26, 2014

Watch: This rocket-powered bike breaks speed records when racing a Ferrari

Watch French cyclist François Gissy zoom off at 207 mph on a rocket-powered bicycle.

Geek November 11, 2014

SpaceX wins FAA approval for Texas spaceport

Texas will be the location of the first privately owned launch facility in the world for vertical liftoff rockets.

Space July 16, 2014

NASA, Boeing ink $2.8 billion deal to develop SLS rocket for deep space mission

The Space Launch System (SLS), which will carry humans into space from the United States once more, is one step closer to reality with a new contract between NASA and Boeing.

Space July 7, 2014

U.S. sends spy satellite into space aboard Russian-powered Atlas V rocket

U.S. spy satellite has launched with help of Russian rocket engine has some U.S. officials concerned

Space April 14, 2014

Space X CEO Elon Musk uses Made In America speech to drum up U.S. Defense business

Space X founder Elon Musk wants the rockets used to launch Defense Department satellites to carry a Made In The USA stamp. He argued before a Senate committee that his firm should be allowed to compete for this business as it would be cheaper and possibly more reliable than United Launch Alliance.

Deals March 6, 2014

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